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Puerto Rico: Impunity Island

Categories: Latin America, Puerto Rico (U.S.), Governance, Human Rights, Politics

Blogger Ed Morales comments [1] on recently released American Civil Liberty Union's (ACLU) report [2] (PDF) on police brutality in Puerto Rico: “The report echoes a previous, scathing one on police brutality and abuse of civil rights in Puerto Rico released last September [3] (PDF) by the U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ), which put the island commonwealth’s police department on notice, providing some hope that the situation might change. But that couldn’t be further from reality. The new report goes on to say that the use of excessive or lethal force is routine, and civil and human rights violations are rampant.”